Posts Tagged ‘Real News’

Breaking Blog: @BowWow Ordered To Be Arrested On The Spot!

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Our little homie Bow Wow is never short on drama in his life. And now it seems after being less than cooperative with a Tennessee tour company, Shad seems to be a wanted man.

Per TMZ:

Bow Wow was ordered by a Tennessee court back in 2009 to pay almost $100,000 to a tour bus company for allegedly not paying his bill. The company then took the case to Georgia to try and get the court where Bow Wow lives to enforce the judgment.

He was ordered to produce documents in his home state regarding the lawsuit, which he never did. As a result, the tour company filed a motion to have the rapper held in contempt.

Finally back in October, the judge granted the motion and ordered Bow Wow be arrested and held until he produces the necessary documents the tour bus company asked for.

Bow Wow has not been taken into custody so far, or responded to the lawsuit.

All this alleged money, and this guy can’t take care of a mere 100k? Too bad money management classes isn’t a requirement with record contracts.

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Cash Money Label Heads Come To Atlanta To Answer Allegations In Connection W/ Sexual Assault!

Sunday, January 29th, 2012


Cash Money records H.N.I.C.’s were in Atlanta last week to answer a lawsuit filed in by an Atlanta-area woman. The facts of this suit reads like a bad BET movie on a Saturday night.

Per My Fox Atlanta:

Nicole Westmoreland claims she was supposed to be given an opportunity to make a business presentation, but instead she says she was “exposed to illegal drugs and explicit sexual activity” before the act took place. She identified Cash Money employee Alfred Cleveland as the man who committed the assault.

Westmoreland claims Brian Williams invited her to the studio to make a presentation for his employees. She says Williams left her in a lounge area. She said Cleveland assaulted her when she went to a restroom.

Apparently Cleveland is in prison serving out time for the incident. And now Westmoreland is suing the record company over the physical assault. But wait it gets worse.

Nicoleclaims she was offered $100,000 not to go to police, which she refused. She said the company threatened her life if she refused to drop the case.

“That if I didn’t drop it that they were going to kill me,” said Westmoreland in court on Tuesday.

Record company lawyer Jim Cox refuted that claim. The defense denies that Cleveland was an employee of that company; they claim he was a friend.

What a mess. Phone calls of death threats (allegedly), really? Geesh. It seems to be in Cash Money’s best interest to settle this matter. PRONTO!

Weed and porno flick playing in the background? Really?? You can take the man out of the hood, but sometimes you can’t take the hood out of the man…(allegedly of course!)

Contributing information from @FuturisticBlog

The recording studio looks similar to Patchwerk, doesn’t it?

Dude looks like a rapist…er sexual assaulter.

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Breaking Blog: Prez @BarackObama Signs Global Internet Treaty Worse Than SOPA!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Y’all know that I love my President. But we got to keep everybody honest if we’re really going to ever truly achieve democracy. It seems while most internet users were boycotting SOPA and PIPA, an international treaty, presumably disguised an executive agreement, was already signed by President Obama.

According to Infowars.com, Obama signed the “Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement” in October that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever.that would allow companies in China or any other country in the world to demand ISPs remove web content in the US with no legal oversight whatsoever.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement was signed by Obama on October 1 2011, yet is currently the subject of a White House petition demanding Senators be forced to ratify the treaty. The White House has circumvented the necessity to have the treaty confirmed by lawmakers by presenting it an as “executive agreement,” although legal scholars have highlighted the dubious nature of this characterization.

The hacktivist group Anonymous attacked and took offline the Federal Trade Commission’s website yesterday in protest against the treaty, which was also the subject of demonstrations across major cities in Poland, a country set to sign the agreement today.

Under the provisions of ACTA, copyright holders will be granted sweeping direct powers to demand ISPs remove material from the Internet on a whim. Whereas ISPs normally are only forced to remove content after a court order, all legal oversight will be abolished, a precedent that will apply globally, rendering the treaty worse in its potential scope for abuse than SOPA or PIPA.

A country known for its enforcement of harsh Internet censorship policies like China could demand under the treaty that an ISP in the United States remove content or terminate a website on its server altogether. As we have seen from the enforcement of similar copyright policies in the US, websites are sometimes targeted for no justifiable reason.

The groups pushing the treaty also want to empower copyright holders with the ability to demand that users who violate intellectual property rights (with no legal process) have their Internet connections terminated, a punishment that could only ever be properly enforced by the creation of an individual Internet ID card for every web user, a system that is already in the works. [Read More]

It’s getting real out here people. Let’s see if mainstream media picks up on this.

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ATL Blog: Body in “Advanced Stages of Decomposition” Found Near Stacey Nicole English Disappearance!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

There could possibly be some developments in the Stacey Nicole English disappearance. According to WXIA, a body in “advanced stages of decomposition” has been found not far from where English automobile was discovered with a the motor engine still running.

Authorities are suggesting the new discovery could be that of Stacey. The 36-year-old went missing the day after Christmas in Atlanta, GA.

Watch the video above. So sad.

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RIP: FAMU Drum Major, Robert Champion, Dies At Hands of Hazing!

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Atlanta native, and FAMU Drum Major, Robert Champion has died. Reports suggest that the somewhat introverted musician had succumb to life altering injuries directly tied to hazing on a campus bus while in Orlando performing.

Per CNN:

Champion, a 26-year-old drum major with Florida A&M University’s marching band, became ill at an Orlando hotel following a game on November 20. He reportedly threw up in the parking lot and started complaining of not being able to breathe, authorities said.

Champion was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings told CNN last week that hazing was involved, but added that authorities were trying to determine an official cause of death. Under Florida law, any death that occurs as the result of hazing is a third-degree felony.

Following the death, FAMU President James H. Ammons suspended all band performances and said he will convene a task force “to determine if there are any unauthorized and questionable activities associated with the culture of the Marching 100.”

In addition, FAMU moved to fire longtime band director Julian E. White. White had led the 420-member band since 1998 and has hired an attorney to fight for his job.

Robert was a personal friend. He and I bonded over our love for working out years ago. It’s devastating to say the least and my prayers go out to his family.

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The New York Times Calls Out @KimKardashian For The Fraud That She Is!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

While the entire world remains entranced by the spell of the Kardashians, I’ve oftentimes felt like a lonely soul when it comes to phenomenon. Once a huge fan of reality television, the levels in which average everday people obtain celebrity status has turned me off to the genre. While I enjoy drama and hair-pulling like next person, it seems our society has lost all its marbles by hailing them as real celebrities. Entire Kim Kardashian and her klan of klumsy kreations.

The New York Times columnist Frank Buni address my issues with Kim and the reality genre as a whole (somewhat) that I just had to share:

For those of you unfamiliar with her rise to renown, here’s a crash course: naked in a sex video leaked in 2007; naked in a 2007 issue of Playboy; a reality show; another reality show; a friendship with Paris Hilton; a cupcake flavor in her honor named Va-Va-Va-Nilla; clothes for Sears called the Kardashian Kollection; a book titled “Kardashian Konfidential.” She really knows how to work a konsonant.

Beyond that her talents are ambiguous. Like other celebrities famous for being famous, she means nothing and can thus mean everything, an empty vessel accommodating all manner of observations, a malleable moral for many stories.

IN the wake of her separation announcement I watched Facebook light up with comments from gay people saying she had provided an inadvertent argument for same-sex marriage, because the institution couldn’t be treated with any more disrespect than she, an avowed heterosexual, had shown it. I got a widely circulated pitch from a publicist hawking a “national expert on the psychology of relationships” who could address the impact of Kardashian’s divorce on “the legions of younger generations that are following this and view Kim as a role model.” Legions? Role model? Oh please.

A branding expert prattled on CNN about the tricky maintenance of a lifestyle brand like Kardashian’s. A professor at the University of Southern California opined in The Wall Street Journal about “how much the marketing universe of the Kardashians has in common with the real art world,” comparing her to the artist Jeff Koons. And star-struck magazines and so-called news shows gasped: was it possible the wedding had been a sham?

Amazingly, Kardashian herself, usually so publicity-shy, spoke up: “I would never marry for a TV show, for money, for anything like that. And I think that’s really ridiculous, that I have to even, you know, kind of defend that, but, you know, I guess that comes along with what’s, you know — when you film your wedding for a reality show.”

She sounded outraged. You know?

I’m outraged over the entire Kardashian Klan. It’s some sad shit to watch. The levels people will go to be a household name is astonishingly scary

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Video: McDonalds Employee Takes Self Defense A Bit Too Far, But Was He Justified?

Monday, October 17th, 2011

If you haven’t heard, a McDonalds out of NYC is in the news over an unfortunate issue surrounding two unruly customers and a cashier with a criminal past.

Per DNA Info:

The drama began about 12:30 a.m. Thursday when the two customers — Denise Darbeau, 24, of Queens, and her pal, Rachel Edwards, 24, of Brooklyn — entered the popular fast food spot, near Sixth Avenue, and began giving McIntosh a hard time, police sources said.
The McDonald’s on West 3rd Street, near Sixth Avenue (DNAinfo/Ben Fractenberg)

In the video, Darbeau is clearly heard cursing at McIntosh after the cashier told her he had to scan a $50 bill to make sure it was authentic before he would give them their food.

That’s when all hell breaks loose.

An agitated Darbeau is seen slapping McIntosh across the face, prompting him to lunge forward and shove the two women.

Darbeau leaps onto the counter and clears the other side while McIntosh retreats to the other end of the restaurant, according to the video.

Suddenly, McIntosh reappears on the video, brandishing a metal rod, which he slams onto Darbeau’s head.

The video, which has audio, is peppered with patrons screaming and wailing in horror and the chilling sound of the metal rod repeatedly whipping through the air and hitting Darbeau and Edwards.

“Stop it! Stop! Stop! Oh my God!” one woman is heard screaming. “Someone call police!”

Fellow workers can be seen on the video unsuccessfully trying to restrain McIntosh. Sources say McIntosh ordered his assailants to stay down, and belted them each time they tried to get up. The continued beating is partially hidden from the camera by the counter.

The aforementioned events got to me thinking about men and women in 2011. The notion that a man doesn’t hit a women is a relic of a time gone by and its time we recognize it. Watching this video, I feel that though the cashier was excessive in his punishment to the unruly women, the fact of the matter is it would have never happened if the ladies had kept their hands to themselves. And it’s time we all speak on it.

I have tons of female acquaintances And there still seems to be an ideal that any act they do to a man should never be retaliated with violence because they are women. I find this to be complete bullshit. At the end of the day –ladies, if you don’t want to be handled like man then STOP stepping to men with these brazen attitudes. For these two women to slap this man in the face and climb atop the McDonald’s counter cornering him like they were gonna do something is grounds for a man to protect himself.

Of course they have fired the cashier, and he was subsequently arrested. But at the end of the day I can’t help but think that women need to get with the program. If you come off aggressive to a man and get physical with a man, you can’t get mad when a man steps BACK to you in the same manner. I am not for hitting women at all. But oftentimes Im seeing today’s women come off as more the aggressor, and that’s just not cool. Everybody keep their hands to themselves.

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Real News: Occupy On Wall Street Protesters Cuffed & Pepper Sprayed During Peaceful March!

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

While the mainstream media continues to ignore the “Occupy on Wall Street,” movement police officers are swarming and arresting people by the 100′s over a peaceful march that took place near Wall St., and Union Square. The message behind “Occupy Wall Street, is calling for changes to a financial system they say unjustly benefits the rich and harms the poor.

But as we saw by the grotesque amount of armed police officers at the peaceful Troy Davis rally, which took place last week, the powers that be are not too keen on anything organized speaking out against the machine.

At least 80 people were carted away in police vehicles and up to five were hit with pepper spray near 12th St. and Fifth Ave., where tensions became especially high, police and organizers said.

The National Lawyer’s Guild, which is providing legal assistance to the protesters, put the number of arrests at 100.

Witnesses said they saw three stunned women collapse on the ground screaming after they were sprayed in the face.

A video posted on YouTube and NYDailyNews.com shows uniformed officers had corralled the women using orange nets when two supervisors made a beeline for the women, and at least one suddenly sprayed the women before turning and quickly walking away.

Footage of other police altercations also circulated online, but it was unclear what caused the dramatic mood shift in an otherwise peaceful demonstration.

“I saw a girl get slammed on the ground. I turned around and started screaming,” said Chelsea Elliott, 25, from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, who said she was sprayed. “I turned around and a cop was coming … we were on the sidewalk and we weren’t doing anything illegal.”

Police said 80 protesters were arrested or ticketed at multiple locations for disorderly conduct, blocking traffic and failure to obey a lawful order but the number could rise.

Officials said protesters did not have a permit for the march and one demonstrator was charged with assaulting a police officer, causing a shoulder injury. The NYPD was investigating the use of pepper spray.

Y’all be careful out there. And don’t bow down to pressure from the man. A change is gonna come. I can feel it in the air.

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Whoa: @CornelWest Addresses @BarackObama & Washington w/ “Dr. King Weeps From His Grave” Washington Post Piece

Friday, August 26th, 2011

As poor people continue to struggle and record high unemployment amongst the black community continues to climb, words from Cornell West addresses these issues head on in an interesting piece written for The Washington Post should give you some food for thought:

….The age of Obama has fallen tragically short of fulfilling King’s prophetic legacy. Instead of articulating a radical democratic vision and fighting for homeowners, workers and poor people in the form of mortgage relief, jobs and investment in education, infrastructure and housing, the administration gave us bailouts for banks, record profits for Wall Street and giant budget cuts on the backs of the vulnerable.

As the talk show host Tavis Smiley and I have said in our national tour against poverty, the recent budget deal is only the latest phase of a 30-year, top-down, one-sided war against the poor and working people in the name of a morally bankrupt policy of deregulating markets, lowering taxes and cutting spending for those already socially neglected and economically abandoned. Our two main political parties, each beholden to big money, offer merely alternative versions of oligarchic rule.

The absence of a King-worthy narrative to reinvigorate poor and working people has enabled right-wing populists to seize the moment with credible claims about government corruption and ridiculous claims about tax cuts’ stimulating growth. This right-wing threat is a catastrophic response to King’s four catastrophes; its agenda would lead to hellish conditions for most Americans.

King weeps from his grave. He never confused substance with symbolism. He never conflated a flesh and blood sacrifice with a stone and mortar edifice. We rightly celebrate his substance and sacrifice because he loved us all so deeply. Let us not remain satisfied with symbolism because we too often fear the challenge he embraced. Our greatest writer, Herman Melville, who spent his life in love with America even as he was our most fierce critic of the myth of American exceptionalism, noted, “Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges; hence the conclusion of such a narration is apt to be less finished than an architectural finial.”

King’s response to our crisis can be put in one word: revolution…..

Let the man tell the truth.

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Scumbag Scoop: 23 Year-Old Stegall Jaquad Ponder Caught Recording Women In Atlanta-Area Walmart

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

I can’t even begin to get into this mess. What a loser. I’m only posting so ladies can make sure they keep their eyes out for this dude. Paraphilia is defined as, “a psychosexual disorder in which sexual gratification is obtained through highly unusual practices that are harmful or humiliating to others or socially repugnant, such as voyeurism or pedophilia.”

If the shoe fits bro ham.

Per the AJC:

The 23-year-old also used it to make videos under the skirts of women, without their permission, at Walmart on four separate occasions, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the AJC.

Marietta police arrested Stegall Jaquad Ponder late last week after he was caught allegedly making videos at the store located in the 200 block of Cobb Parkway.

Ponder, of Marietta, was charged with four counts of eavesdropping and with being a Peeping Tom, jail records show. He was booked into the Cobb County jail, where he spent a few hours before being released on $10,000 bond.

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